Hartman Earns Multiple ‘Player of the Week’ Honors
Penn College junior Hailee L. Hartman earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s top honor when she was named the Division III Women’s Player of the Week. The award comes a day after she was named Player of the Week by the North Eastern Athletic Conference – both are the first time any player at Penn College has garnered either award. A nursing major, Hartman helped lead her teammates to two wins on the week, improving their record to 5-3-1 overall (4-0 NEAC) and tallying 11 points for herself. The junior forward from Lampeter recorded five goals for the week, two of which came in the second half of the Wildcats’ 5-0 blanking of Wilson College. She went on to record a hat trick and an assist in the Wildcats’ 6-1 defeat of Gallaudet University. Hartman is currently second in the conference, with 18 points on the year, and is tied for NEAC lead in goals with eight.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Leave a comment
Culinary Grad Wins National Competition
Paul “PJ” Lemoncelli, who earned a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts technology from Penn College in 2006, was named the Best In-Flight Executive Chef of 2016 during the International Flight Services Association’s annual chefs competition. Four competing chefs were tasked with preparing an appetizer and entrée in 30 minutes, using five required ingredients. Lemoncelli is an executive chef at the Moosic location for Preferred Meals. Preferred Meals provides nutritious meals to schools and senior citizen facilities, as well as airlines, military, health care, private-label and co-packing businesses.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts, Business & Hospitality | Leave a comment
Short Video Touts Career Opportunities for Cyber Security Grads
Where can graduates of Penn College’s information assurance and cyber security bachelor’s degree expect to work? Sandra Gorka, associate professor of computer information technology, provides possible avenues for fulfilling careers in a short Guggenheim Productions video added to the college’s YouTube channel. “The hacker needs one way in and, as a professional, you have to protect against all possible ways in,” Gorka tells cyber security major Ryan Monteleone. “So we have the harder job, which makes it more exciting and more fun.”
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in General Information, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Information Technology | Leave a comment
Human Services Class Lends Expertise to Community Challenge
Students in a human services class at Pennsylvania College of Technology are lending their expertise to an important local cause – the Community Challenge supporting the Salvation Army of Williamsport.
This year’s Community Challenge offers two events: the Salvation Army 10K & 20K Trail Race, set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m., and the Salvation Army Community Challenge 5K Run/Walk, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.
Ten students in the college’s Community and Organizational Change course are devoting their fall semester to the nonprofit endeavor that raises funds to support the local Salvation Army’s tutoring, mentoring, food distribution, and financial planning and budgeting courses.
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Events, Human Services, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Colloquium Speaker Interviewed by Sunbury Radio Station
Former Bucknell University President Gary A. Sojka, whose “Feeding the Future: Can We Nourish 9.7 Billion People in 2050?” kicks off Penn College’s 2016-17 Colloquia Series next week, was interviewed on WKOK radio Wednesday morning. Sojka discussed with “On the Mark” co-hosts Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan his campus appearance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. (After the group covered a number of topics, the colloquium was discussed at the 55-minute mark of the archived audio.)
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
All the Tasty Trappings, With None of the Travel!
The Keystone Dining Room was the setting for a “Low Country Boil” Thursday evening, when students enjoyed the Southern coastal equivalent of a New England clambake – heaping portions of shrimp, clams, mussels, corn, potatoes and andouille sausage prepared by Penn College Dining Services.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer
Last updated September 28, 2016 | Posted in Dining Services, Events | Leave a comment
Six Graduate From Latest ShaleNET ‘Roustabout’ Class
Six students in the ShaleNET training program – including two brothers and three alumni of Penn College or its immediate predecessor – received their Ready to Work Field Service Worker & Roustabout certificates at a Tuesday ceremony near Allenwood. Graduating during afternoon proceedings at the Energy Technology and Education Center were Jessica A. Baer, Antes Fort; brothers Dakota W. Berquist and Lathan Meredith III, Williamsport; Richard Hilfiger, Mansfield; Dennis M. Johns, Wellsboro; and Brock H. Landi, Williamsport. The brothers were introduced to ShaleNET by their father, who underwent natural gas training through the college’s Workforce Development & Continuing Education department. Johns earned an associate degree in civil engineering from Williamsport Area Community College, while Landi (2004, electronics engineering technology: communications/fiber optics emphasis) and Baer (2001, building construction technology: masonry emphasis) are Penn College alums. Each of the graduates spoke during the event in the ETEC classroom; also participating were Diane H. Bubb, ShaleNET U.S. case manager; and Daniel R. Mendell and Rex E. Moore, ShaleNET U.S. consultant/instructors.
Last updated September 27, 2016 | Posted in Events, Marcellus Shale, ShaleNET, Workforce Development & Continuing Education | Leave a comment
Setting the Stage for Making Memories
Preparations for Homecoming & Family Weekend at Penn College include the traditional dyeing of the Veterans’ Fountain by General Services and student helpers and the painting of the campus rock by Todd Moore, student affairs marketing specialist.
First two photos by Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities
Last updated September 27, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Students | Leave a comment
Penn College Hosting ‘Fall Brawl 2016’ Robotic Design Competition
A student group at Pennsylvania College of Technology is inviting community members to join the fight by participating in “Fall Brawl 2016” on Oct. 22. The event will feature small robots engaging in big battles for bragging rights.
Sponsored by the Student Wildcats of Robotic Design, the competition encourages participants to design, fabricate and test “beetleweight” robots (maximum of three pounds) before engaging in “combat” to determine the toughest bot.
Last updated September 27, 2016 | Posted in Engineering Design Technology, Events, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Students | Leave a comment
Students Celebrate National Surgical Technologists Week
Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology major joined hospitals and colleges throughout the country in celebrating National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 18-24.
National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event by the Association of Surgical Technologists to celebrate those who work in the field. This year’s theme was “Get Hooked.” To help educate others about the field of surgical technology, surgical technology students set up a display in the Madigan Library.
Last updated September 27, 2016 | Posted in Health Sciences, Students, Surgical Technology | Leave a comment
Who Designs the Future?
From the Fall 2016 Penn College Magazine: As detailed in the first episode of the “Working Class” television series, a knack for design and creativity is essential to other fields, including science, math, engineering and technology. Read “Who Designs the Future?“
Last updated September 26, 2016 | Posted in Architectural Technology, Art, Web Design & Interactive Media, Construction & Design Technologies, Engineering Design Technology, Industrial & Human Factors Design, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Mathematics, Natural Science, Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications | Leave a comment
Penn College Students Compete in IDEAL Event
Approximately 20 Pennsylvania College of Technology students in electrical-related majors recently sharpened their skills by competing in an IDEAL National Championship qualifying event on campus.
Geared to support and promote electrical careers, the competition required students to cut, strip, terminate and test using professional IDEAL tools, such as wire connectors, wire strippers, screwdrivers, testers and lineman’s pliers. Students were timed on how quickly they successfully completed all the tasks.
Last updated September 26, 2016 | Posted in Electrical, Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies, Students | Leave a comment
Presidential Student Ambassadors Begin Year of Service
Nineteen students are serving as Presidential Student Ambassadors for the 2016-17 academic year at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Selected for their demonstration of leadership, involvement, academic achievement and campus pride, the student ambassadors promote Penn College to prospective and current students and their families, guests, alumni, business partners and friends of the college.
Last updated September 26, 2016 | Posted in Admissions, Students | Leave a comment
Penn College Women Stay Unbeaten in NEAC
Sparked by the offensive play of junior Hailee Hartman, who had five goals, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s soccer team put together a 2-1 week and stayed unbeaten in North Eastern Athletic Conference action.
Last updated September 25, 2016 | Posted in Sports, Wildcat Weekly | Leave a comment
Penn State Vice Provost Appointed to Penn College Board
Blannie E. Bowen, vice provost for academic affairs at The Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Board of Directors.
Bowen, whose appointment was made by the Corporation for Penn State, succeeds the retiring John J. Cahir, board vice president, who served on the board for 20 years. Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State.
Last updated September 23, 2016 | Posted in General Information | Leave a comment